NYC Criminal Defense Law Firm

We understand that choosing an attorney is difficult. Our goal is to make it simple. We are a boutique law firm that sticks to what we do best: providing Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law and Criminal Law services in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. We are driven by results and give 110% to each client's case. We tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. We treat all clients with the professionalism and respect they deserve, while defending their rights. In addition to our staff, we maintain a network of professionals and of counsel attorneys.

New York & New Jersey Labor &
Employment Lawyers

At Heiferman & Associates, our labor and employment lawyers represent employees and employers in many industries, including restaurants, healthcare, hair and nail salons, beauty spas, and more. Well-versed in the applicable state and federal employment laws, we have extensive experience helping resolve all types of disputes, including:

  • Representing you at the arraignment -- the initial court appearance where you are formally charged and bail arrangements are determined
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case
  • Identifying and interviewing any witnesses to the alleged crime
  • Meeting all deadlines for court filings and appearances
  • Defending you at trial

We are fierce litigators with extensive federal and state court experience in New York and New Jersey. Our employment attorneys and staff are proactive and aim to avoid litigation by resolving employment-related disputes through negotiation, but we are fully equipped to represent both employees and employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the NYS Labor Department and other state and local government agencies. When a dispute rises to the level of civil litigation, our trial lawyers are well-equipped to act quickly and efficiently.

We work proactively with clients to ensure that they meet their obligations under applicable employment laws by drafting and reviewing employee handbooks as well as workplace policies, negotiating and preparing employment agreements (including non-compete, nondisclosure, and severance agreements), training management and staff, and conducting audits.

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Immigration Law at
Heiferman & Associates, PLLC

Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience helping immigrants and employers apply for and obtain a wide range of U.S. employment-based visas (e.g. H1-B, L-1, O, EB-1). When you work with our immigration lawyers, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected.

Our practice is dedicated to providing clients with informed representation on a wide range of immigration law matters. We assisted numerous business and finance professionals, film and entertainment industry successfully obtain visas, green cards and citizenship, including directors, producers, disc jockeys (DJ’s) and more.

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Our legal team assists child arrivals by obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) in New York State. Our immigration services are comprehensive as we also help immigrants seeking family/marriage-based lawful permanent residence (Green Cards) and naturalization and citizenship. Our immigration attorneys have represented hundreds of individuals at USCIS interviews for Green Cards, Citizenship, and Asylum. We also defend/appeal individuals denied green cards and citizenship.

Our experienced removal defense staff knows the immigration court process is stressful and difficult. We have represented hundreds of clients at immigration court hearings and are able to represent clients at immigration courts in all 50 states. Choosing the right attorney can be nerve-wracking.

We pride ourselves on giving clients and potential clients honest assessments on the strengths and/or weaknesses of their case during their initial consultation. We also handle bond detention hearings and trials for detained immigrants. Managing attorney Carter Qi began his immigration career while attending Brooklyn Law School as a member of their Pro-Bono Safe Harbor Immigration Clinic. Justin Heiferman immigration experience extends back to his tenure as a prosecutor where many of his cases involved working with the US Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and USCIS. Both Mr. Heiferman and Mr. Qi have strong relationships with these department which enable them to aggressively and efficiently protect our clients’ rights.

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The Informed Choice in Criminal Defense

Through our many years of practice, we have built strong working relationships with law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges who see us as dedicated advocates and honest brokers. We have a proven history of successfully defending clients against a wide range of criminal offenses, including:

  • Assault -- Defined as intentionally, recklessly, or negligently causing physical injury to another, assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on factors such as the extent of the victim’s injuries and whether a weapon was used to commit the crime.
  • Domestic violence -- There are automatic arrest requirements for domestic incidents in Queens, which means you will be incarcerated regardless of your innocence and potentially sustain lasting damage to your personal and professional reputation.
  • Drug Crimes -- Drug charges in Flushing include possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing of controlled substances as well as prescription fraud. A conviction for a drug offense can result in a lengthy prison sentence and steep fines, depending on the amount and classification of the narcotics.
  • DUI -- Because drunk and drugged driving is inherently dangerous, DUI laws in New York are strictly enforced and a conviction could result in fines, a suspended license, and jail time. It takes a skilled DUI defense attorney to protect your driving privileges.
  • Theft -- Our legal team handles theft charges such as petty larceny (shoplifting), grand larceny, burglary, robbery, possession of stolen goods, and auto theft, among others.
  • White Collar Crime/Financial Crimes -- As a former Assistant District Attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney Economic Crimes Bureau, Justin prosecuted and managed the investigations of numerous complex felonies including identity theft, bank fraud, embezzlement, as well as other larcenies and frauds, experience that we leverage in defending white collar crimes.
Human Back, Human Hand Handcuffed

Our extensive experience in both prosecution and criminal defense makes us uniquely qualified to handle your case. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind, knowing that we will fight tirelessly to preserve your freedom.

Our criminal defense attorneys can help relieve your stress when you are fighting a legal battle for your freedom. When you consult us, we will take the time to explain all of your rights and the complexities of the legal system in understandable terms. Services we provide include:

  • Representing you at the arraignment -- the initial court appearance where you are formally charged and bail arrangements are determined
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case
  • Identifying and interviewing any witnesses to the alleged crime
  • Meeting all deadlines for court filings and appearances
  • Defending you at trial

We know that a successful criminal defense depends on being prepared. We will obtain and analyze a copy of the police report to understand the underlying facts as well as to uncover potential errors by law enforcement. Did the arresting officer fail to read you your rights? Was evidence obtained without a valid search warrant? Did investigators use threats or intimidation to coerce your confession? Additionally, we will assess the strength of the case against you and challenge any evidence collected by law enforcement.

If your case proceeds to trial, we will consider all possible defenses, present evidence of your innocence, vigorously cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, and develop alternative theories of the crime. Above all, we will work to have the charges dismissed or to win an acquittal. Depending on the circumstances, however, we may seek to have the charges and penalties reduced. In the event of a conviction, we will determine if there is a basis for an appeal and continue fighting for your rights.

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A Successful Criminal Defense Depends on Being Prepared

We will obtain and analyze a copy of the police report to understand the underlying facts as well as to uncover potential errors by law enforcement. Did the arresting officer fail to read you your rights? Was evidence obtained without a valid search warrant? Did investigators use threats or intimidation to coerce your confession? Additionally, we will assess the strength of the case against you and challenge any evidence collected by law enforcement.

If your case proceeds to trial, we will consider all possible defenses, present evidence of your innocence, vigorously cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, and develop alternative theories of the crime. Above all, we will work to have the charges dismissed or to win an acquittal. Depending on the circumstances, however, we may seek to have the charges and penalties reduced. In the event of a conviction, we will determine if there is a basis for an appeal and continue fighting for your rights.

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If you have been charged with a crime, don’t go it alone.

At Heiferman and Associates, PLLC, we have a proven history of successfully defending our clients against all types of criminal charges. Although prosecutors have vast resources and teams of investigators and attorneys at their disposal, we have the knowledge and skill to level the playing field. Regardless of the charges you are facing, we will provide you with powerful representation when you need it most. Knowing that being charged with a crime can also become a financial burden, we offer convenient payment plans and other arrangements. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.

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